As of 4:00pm on Saturday, Brown will be available for other teams to sign, but he will not be able to play until Week 2, since Week 1 kicks off in less than 24 hours. To add insult to injury, the Raiders also sent Brown a letter that told him he is no longer eligible for termination pay.
Brown was traded from the Pittsburgh Steelers to the Raiders last March after the Steelers refused to pay him the way he felt he deserved, which led to plenty of controversy during his final days with them. Brown sat out most of last season while in Pittsburgh, and he never played a game for the Raiders while dealing with frost bitten feet and fighting multiple helmet grievances with the league.
Despite all of the tumultuous headlines surrounding Brown, head coach Gruden still spoke very highly of Brown, and expressed his excitement to start calling plays for them. Brown even posted a video on YouTube of a phone call that lasted almost two minutes between him and Gruden, where there coach asked him "do you want to be a Raider or not?" Brown claimed he was trying to, but when Gruden told him to just play football, AB responded "it's not that simple." There is no word on when this conversation took place, but it was not enough to keep the star wideout in Oakland. Now the question is, with how much money he will be asking for, his controversial attitude, and that helmet issue still looming, when or where will he ever play NFL football again?